604R Classic Baler

True classics stand the test of time and the Vermeer 604R Classic baler was designed with the customer in mind. With minimal setup, low horsepower requirements, user-friendly controls and the option to bale with netwrap or twine, the 604R Classic baler is an ideal fit for small to midsize operations who have affordability in mind.

Features and benefits

  • The new AtlasTM control system and netwrap system provide operators with user-friendly controls to achieve the consistent, square-shouldered bales that we all know and love
  • A new hydraulic density system allows operators to change bale density (via the AtlasTM control system) based on crop type, moisture levels and bale weight preferences right from the cab.
  • The Vermeer 604R Classic baler was designed for the customer. A customer who has affordability in mind but still wants to put up quality, 6 x 4 bales.
  • Put up hay like never before with this new class of 6 x 4 balers.
  • Low horsepower requirements allow operators to hook up the baler to more tractors.
Bale Diameter 72 in 182.9 cm
Bale Width 47 in 119.4 cm
Bale Weight 2000 lbs 907.2 kg
Length - Standard 164 in 416.6 cm
Length (With Net) 184 in 467.4 cm
Length (With Ramp) 198 in 502.9 cm
Height 121 in 307.3 cm
Width - Standard 101 in 256.5 cm
Weight (Fully Optioned) 6820 lbs 3093.5 kg
Drawbar Weight 1440 lbs 653.2 kg
Type of Chamber Variable
Drive Roller Size Two 5.5 in (14 cm) diameter, rubber coated, with 1.75 in (4.4 cm) hex bearings
Start Roller Size 5.3 in 13.5 cm
Number of Plys 3-ply mini rough top
Width of Belt 6.8 in 17.3 cm
Number of Belts 6
Type of Lace Alligator® Rivet   
Length of Belt - Long 536.5 in 1362.7 cm
Length of Belt - Short 557 in 1414.8 cm
Driveline 80 deg CV, 540 rpm
Roller Chain Single 60 and 80
Torque Protection - Main Input Shaft Friction clutch
Torque Protection - Pick-up Radial pin clutch
Bearing and Sprocket Configuration Hex drive shafts and bearings
Horsepower Required 60 hp 44.7 kw
Horsepower Recommended 80 hp 59.7 kw
Width (Tooth to Tooth) 71 in 180.3 cm
Width (On Outside Flair) 74 in 188 cm
Tooth Bars 4
Number of Teeth 65 steel coil with 2.83" (7.2 cm) spacing
Stripper Band Diameter 12.6 in 32 cm
Drive Single 60
Floatation Gauge wheels 4.8 - 16 HD semi-pneumatic with spring assist
Pickup Lift Manual standard, hydraulic optional
Bale Formation Open throat rotor feed to vertical camber, hydraulic belt tension
Monitor/Controller Atlas™ control system
Machine Adjustments Adjustable gauge wheel height
Miscellaneous 3-year pickup warranty
Safety Equipment SMV sign/tail lights
Tailgate Cylinders Hydraulic cylinders
Density System Adjustable hydraulic bale density control via control system with optional physical gauge
Tire Size - Standard 14L - 16.1 tires
Monitor Atlas™ control system
Bale Shape Feedback (Left (L) / Center (C) / Right (R) indicators) Optional left and right
Number of wraps per bale for Net Wrap Adjustable from 1.5 to 8
Number of Start/Center/End wraps for twine Start 1-6, Center 1-8, End 1-6
Manual Override Standard
Pause function Standard
"Near Full" and "Full Bale" alarms Standard
Tailgate locked alarm/indicator Standard
Alarm on/off/volume control Volume control only
Real-time bale size data Yes
Real-time bale weight data No
Real-time moisture data Optional
Bales per hour Yes
Tons per hour No
Monitor Mount Standard
Self-diagnostic monitor and sensors Standard
Error history Active only
Touchscreen and button control Touchscreen only
Electronic Bale Density control Standard
Field Statistics Basic 10 Fields
Feed Mechanism Single arm applying two twines
Twine Tension Adjustable spring loaded tension plates
Twine Storage 6 balls routed
Feed Mechanism Friction pan feed system onto main belts
Net Tension Yes
Net Width Capable of standard and over with netwrap
Net Storage 1 extra roll
Pickup Lift Hydraulic (replaces manual lift crank)
Safety Equipment Fire extinguisher, safety chain
Bale ramp Hydraulic bale ramp
Hydraulic Density Gauge Physical gauge


Introducing the 604R Classic Baler

True classics stand the test of time, and the Vermeer 604R Classic baler was designed with the customer in mind. A customer who wants to put up 6 ft tall by 4 ft wide (1.8 m by 1.2 m) bales with a baler that is convenient to run and doesn’t need the bells and whistles of a custom hay operator.


604R Classic Baler

Recent news

September 05, 2019
The new Vermeer 604 R-series balers feature a range of components, features and options to meet any hay producer's needs.

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